General Health System Inc

General Health System

Founded:
1945
General Health System
Founded:
1945

Aug 1, 8:13 AM

Kick-start a #healthy new school year for your family with these tips from #familyphysician Dr. Steven McCulloh. --Healthy Meals: Provide a nutritious breakfast every morning for your children and help them pack a healthy lunch. Drop in a few #healthysnacks like easy-to-eat fruits, veggie sticks and low-fat cheeses. --Sleep Schedule: Ease your kids back into the school year routine by moving up #bedtime and wake-up time gradually over a few weeks. A good nights rest is key to optimal learning and physical health, and keeps your child focused throughout the day. --Backpack Safety: Your childs #backpack should have broad shoulder straps, a waist strap that keeps it firmly on the spine, and be no more than 15% of your childs weight. --Immunizations: Check with your family physician to be sure your childs #vaccine record is up-to-date. Remember to get a flu vaccine its your best defense during flu season. --Vision Tests: Have your childs vision checked to avoid missing out on #classroom lessons. Parents often realize their child needs glasses when they have difficulty reading the board. --Wellness Checkups: Before participating in any sport, make sure a physician evaluates your childs general health and fitness level to avoid the risk of injury. --Emergency Contacts: Make sure to provide a current copy of your familys emergency contact list to your childs teachers, school administrators and nurses.

Jul 28, 8:21 PM

#Back2School time! Bring the kids by for a #free #vision & speech screening. We''ll also have local vendors like @gymfitbr, @associatesinpediatricdentistry, EBR Sheriff, BR Car Seat Safety, EBR Lions Club and more! DATE: August 12 TIME: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. LOCATION: Baton Rouge Genera, Bluebonnet - Medical Tower 2 (Entrance 2) Registration is required for speech screenings, and each child must be registered individually. Activities to include: --Vision screenings (ages 1-6 years) --Speech screenings (ages 0-7 years) --Car seat safety --Healthy eating education --Painting activity and more

Jul 26, 8:02 PM

Has the heat of the #summer tanked your energy level? Keep these 5 foods around incase you need an extra boost: 1. Water 2. Eggs 3. Fruit with cheese 4. Salmon 5. Nuts #WeGetYouHealthier #Energyfoods #BrainFoods #WeGetYouEnergized #hearthealthy #nutrition #brgfit

Jul 26, 6:06 PM

Here''s how you can enjoy your summer favorites without wrecking your waistline! It''s possible... believe it or not. -At the beach: The beach is the perfect place to bring your own cooler full of healthy snacks. Pack some sandwiches, cut veggies with hummus and a colorful fruit salad. Fill the cooler with hydrating bottled water. -At the ballpark: While a hotdog and fries seems like the perfect meal to accompany a ball game, most ballparks have plenty of other food options these days. Youll save money if you eat a meal before you go. Then if you must have ballpark fare, consider a small bag of peanuts or popcorn (hold the butter!). -At the ice cream stand: We get it you cant go to the ice cream shop and order fruit. But you can choose the smallest sized cone or cup and savor the flavor. If youre going to choose a cone, go for a sugar or wafer cone instead of a waffle cone. And dont load up on toppings, unless you opt for fruit or nuts. -In your own backyard: When the festivities are in your own yard, you have control over what you serve and what you eat. Enjoy a barbecue or summer picnic loaded with healthy salads, fresh fruit, lean meats and veggies. If youre craving a hot dog or sausage, have just one and then move on to healthier fare. #HealthyLifestyle #MakeGoodChoices #HealthyFoods #Moderation